Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 2011 Affton graduate's passion, attitude and work ethic was rewarded.
Affton High School graduate D.J. Mueller (2011), who now plays soccer at Culver-Stockton College, was honored at its 2012-13 sports banquet May 8 with the PAW Award. The PAW Award is recognizes passion, attitude and work ethic, according to a press release from the college. It goes to one player from each athletic team and the student athletic training staff. Mueller is a sophomore defender on the men's soccer team this year. Also in Patch: Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mary Carpenter said every student is worthy, whatever his/her aspirations are.
Mary Carpenter, college counselor at Affton High School, recently received the 2013 Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award, the highest honor the Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) recognizes. Carpenter has served as a counselor at Affton High School for 27 years; the last two as college counselor, according to a school press release. “As a long-standing member of MOACAC, I am so honored to have been selected for this award,” said Carpenter. “We work hard so that every student has a post-secondary plan in place. I hope my students know that they are all worthy; the student in the floor-laying program at South County Tech is just as important to me as the student matriculating to a selective college.” Affton …
The Affton School District Board of Education approved the hire of Dr. Christine Power and Tina Been last week.
The Affton School District has announced the hire of two new principals for the 2013-2014 school year, though their faces aren't new to students. Dr. Christine Powers will move from her position as principal of Mesnier Primary School over to Gotsch Intermediate School; Mesnier Assistant Principal Tina Been will move up to principal. Superintendent Dr. Steve Brotherton said "both Christine and Tina have a strong record of success in our schools and with our students" in a statement on the district website. Their new positions go into effect on July 1, according to the district website. The hires were approved by the district's Board of Education on May 7. Current Gotsch principal Brian Smith will take over assistant principal duties at …
Affton High School Senior, Halid Abera, received a scholarship and signed his letter of intent with Central Methodist University to play basketball.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
The girls ran with Girls on the Run Saturday morning.
More than a dozen Gotsch Intermediate School girls were among thousands from 200 schools and 19 counties to come to the 10th annual Girls On the Run five kilometer race. The girls prepared for the run with a curriculum that included running, as well as 20 lessons to inspire them to become independent thinkers, to enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The Girls on the Run mission: “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Did you run the Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday? Was it your first race?
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Lindbergh School District is hosting a free electronics recycling event on May 11.
Do you have old computers, televisions or lawn mowers ready for the trash? Safetly dispose of them on Saturday, May 11 through Sperreng Middle School and Midwest Recycling Center. The school will host a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine. Eligible items include: computers (including laptops), printers, keyboards, hard drives, cell phones, pagers, radios, scanners, speakers, DVD and VCRs, fax machines, answering machines, microwaves and other kitchen appliances, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, power tools and any lawn and garden equipment (oil and gas must be drained before drop-off). There is a limit of one television per car, with a $15 charge per additional television. Smoke detectors, glass…
Come out and act like a kid! Crazy Bowl Night to benefit Affton High School class of 2014, sponsored by 2014 Parentboosters.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kathy Beezley, nurse at Rogers Middle School in Affton, blogs on Patch for National Nurses Day. Find out what it means to be a school nurse.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Doors at the high school and Early Childhood Education center were kept locked following a notification from St. Louis County Police, according to an announcement from the school district.
Doors were locked as a precautionary measure when a domestic disturbance was reported near Lindbergh High School and Lindbergh Early Childhood Education, the school district announced early Tuesday afternoon. The suspect involved in the domestic disturbance did not enter school property, according to the announcement. The school district posted the following information to their website and Facebook page via Lindbergh High School Principal Ron Helms: "Around 12:20 p.m. today, our School Resource Officer Paul Gordon received a call from St. Louis County Police notifying him of a domestic disturbance that had occurred in a neighborhood east of the high school campus. As a precaution, the decision was made to protect our students’ safety by …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Long Elementary School students, parents and teachers have been working together all spring to renovate the school's courtyard.
Long Elementary School’s courtyard recently got a big makeover, thanks to the help of students, staff and parents. Learn more about the project, from the Lindbergh School District. The somewhat famous fish and his little pond used to be the only sign of life among what the school had nicknamed its “concrete oasis,” a paved courtyard with a chipped and faded blue paint stream and full exposure to the sun that made it largely unusable. Now, the courtyard is thriving as a warm, colorful and inviting outdoor learning space for children, with four areas, including: “Character Court,” a quiet, shaded reading area surrounded by colorful banners; “Lindbergh Landing,” with a soft carpet of turf and outdoor chalkboard for classroom lessons; “Free …